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Croatia hungry for World Cup title: Midfielder Rakitic

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has said that all 4.5 million of his compatriots will be behind the team when they battle in final.

"You need only to look at the footage from to see what's been going on over the past month - the joy felt by the people there," he said at a press conference at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, the venue for Sunday's final, reports

"It doesn't just concern the 23 players, coaching staff and backroom staff, but the 4.5 million people back home. If there was a stadium big enough for 4.5 million people, it would be full," the said.

Rakitic, 30, acknowledged that defeating would "be difficult, both in defense and attack, but the most important thing is to concentrate on ourselves."

"We want to leave the pitch with our heads held high and to say we did everything," he said.



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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 13:34 IST